Microsoft will remove the Maps and Movies TV apps
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Microsoft will remove the Maps and Movies & TV apps from Windows 11

As part of the Windows 11 update, Microsoft decided to exclude the Maps and Movies & TV applications from the standard set of applications during a fresh install of the operating system in the experimental Canary channel. Given the possible low popularity of the mentioned applications among users, this move may indicate Microsoft’s desire to optimize the working environment and system functionality.

    Image source: Geralt/Pixabay

Image source: Geralt/Pixabay

Microsoft has announced significant changes to Windows 11 that initially only affect members of the Windows Insider Program. In particular, in the new Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25987, available in the experimental Canary channel, the Maps and Movies & TV applications are not included in the default program set when reinstalling the operating system. However, Microsoft does not leave users without the opportunity to use these applications – they remain available for download from the Microsoft Store. During a normal update of an already installed operating system, the applications mentioned are retained.

This decision may be due to Microsoft’s desire to free up disk space and simplify the group of programs in the operating system distribution, especially considering that these applications may not have been popular among users. However, it is important to note that changes tested in the experimental Canary channel do not always make it into the final product releases.

In addition to the changes mentioned above, further innovations were introduced with the new building. This includes updated ways to install drivers downloaded during initial system setup, as well as improvements to the Microsoft Store that make installing games easier. In addition, in the new build of the Dev channel, changes were made to the Windows Share function, which improved the speed of data exchange with the environment.

The listed changes are evidence that the company closely monitors the preferences of its users and is ready to experiment in search of the optimal combination of functionality and convenience of the software platform.

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Robbie Elmers

Robbie Elmers is a staff writer for Tech News Space, covering software, applications and services.

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